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Franklin City Sights: Hot Air Balloon Festival

Over the weekend we stumbled upon a fun little festival in Franklin: the 2nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival! We’re always looking for an excuse to eat dinner from a food truck, so we hopped in the car after Amelia woke up from her nap, and spent a few hours eating, people watching, and observing… Continue reading Franklin City Sights: Hot Air Balloon Festival

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High Five for Friday

Another Friday, another high five! Sharing five highlights from the week is my reminder to stay grateful for the little things.   1 – Crawling! Amelia has been so, so close to crawling for a couple months but she never seemed motivated enough to actually do it. Over the weekend it finally clicked, and now… Continue reading High Five for Friday

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Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: July 2017

I thought I was taking a break from yearlong cross stitch projects, but those sneaky Frosted Pumpkins caught me at a weak moment by debuting a new mystery SAL during my birthday month… and the thought of chronicling my 30th year with adorable kawaii pies was too cute to resist! So here I am again… Continue reading Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch: July 2017

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Sweet as Pie Cross Stitch The blueberry pie is stitching up super quickly, and I’m also working on some of the frame and nearby extras, like the adorable stand mixer and bowl. I couldn’t resist picking up some blueberries at the farmers market so I… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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Beekeeper Cross Stitch Cube Finish

Remember the adorable Beekeeper cross stitch I stitched a few months ago? It’s been sitting in a pile of finished cross stitch patterns waiting to be framed, until the Frosted Pumpkins shared a tutorial for a standing cub finish. I couldn’t resist trying it out, so today I have a FFO (Fully Finished Object) to… Continue reading Beekeeper Cross Stitch Cube Finish

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Dog Days of Summer

Summer is in full swing, and here in Tennessee it sure does feel like it outside! Temps have been over 90 degrees every day and the humidity is close to 100%, but hopefully the forecasted rain this week will bring some relief. In the meantime, I’m doing everything I can to escape the heat from… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer

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High Five for Friday

Happy Friday! I’ve been sharing five highlights of my week for five years, and no matter how small the moments may be, they remind me to stay grateful. 1 – Shop Hop. Putting a list of priorities together helped me stay focused at this year’s Quilt Shop Hop, AND it got me excited to make… Continue reading High Five for Friday

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Paint Chip Challenge: Fabric Pull

The Music City MQG is doing another fun project this summer: a Paint Chip Challenge! The goal is to design a mini quilt outside our color comfort zone by using two randomly chosen colors.   Here are the rules (paraphrased from Instagram): You must use your two chip colors (prints are allowed as long as… Continue reading Paint Chip Challenge: Fabric Pull

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WIP Wednesday

Another weekly update on my current Works in Progress 🙂 Sandy Orton Summer Sampler Once all the background gold was done, I finally got to add some other colors! Even though this pattern was intimidating to start, it’s so satisfying to see it come together bit by bit, especially when different shades of the same… Continue reading WIP Wednesday

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3rd Annual Quilt Shop Hop

My favorite guild meeting is the annual Shop Hop, and this year did not disappoint! I’ve been on a fabric fast for the past few months in preparation… and the wait was worth it. The itinerary included four quilt shops in the area which ran special discounts for our group, and (as usual) it was… Continue reading 3rd Annual Quilt Shop Hop